What to see & discover

My Top 6

Enjoy the sunset over Gamla Stan

We ended our evening in Stockholm with an ice cream on a bench at the viewpoint on Monteliusvägen. The sunset from up here was beautiful and the highlight of our day in Stockholm! So if you're lucky with the weather when you're in Stockholm, you simply have to walk up here in the evening! You will experience an unforgettable view, I promise!

Visit the Vasa Museum

The Vasa is the only surviving ship from the 17th century in the world! Unfortunately, the warship sank on its maiden voyage off the coast of Stockholm. 333 years later, it was salvaged and restored. A museum was then built around the Vasa. Today you can admire the ship, which is almost 95% intact, in all its glory. It is clear that the ship will one day be completely destroyed due to its long time under water; only when this moment will come is unclear. Therefore, you should definitely visit the Vasa beforehand!

Admission to the Vasa Museum cost us SEK 100 per person (student price).

Relax in Kungsträdgården

Kungsträdgården is a beautiful park in the center of Stockholm. There are several cafés and restaurants in and around the park. The highlight, however, are the old chess players who spend their afternoons here at the permanently installed chess tables. A friend of ours even played there for a whole day once!

The Must-See: Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is Stockholm's old town. Ever since Stockholm was founded, crooked houses with yellow, red or orange facades have stood here in cobbled alleyways. The old town is a must for every visit to Stockholm! Whether you're having a coffee on Stortorget, walking through the narrowest street in Stockholm, Mårten Trotzigs gränd, or simply strolling towards the Royal Palace (the royal family's place of work), there's something to see everywhere!

Tip: The main streets of Gamla Stan are Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan. They can be very crowded at times, so it's worth exploring the old town a little off the main streets.

Relax in the Björnö nature reserve

The green island of the Björnö nature reserve offers a mixture of forest, beaches, meadows, sea and wetlands. The nature reserve is therefore perfect for a walk or a day at the beach. If you want to relax, Björno is the place to be!

But there's also plenty for sports enthusiasts, as you can rent kayaks and go on a short kayak tour in Björnö, for example. There is also a sailing marina!

You can get to Björnö from Stockholm city center by car or public transport. The parking lot costs SEK 45 for 24 hours.

Admire photos from Fotografiska

As Bene is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and a friend had recommended it to him, we absolutely had to go to Fotografiska. The exhibitions were impressive. The photo series by a war photographer in particular left us speechless at times. It's not for nothing that they say a picture is worth a thousand words...

But the Fotografiska is not only interesting for photographers. That's why the entrance fee of SEK 90 per person (student price) is well worth it!

By the way: On the top floor of Fotografiska there is a café with one of the best viewpoints in Stockholm.

Other sights

Royal Castle

You can not only admire the royal palace from the outside. The royal apartments, the treasury and five museums are also open to the public.

Drottningholm Palace

The palace is the residence of the royal family and the best-preserved palace in Sweden. The adjoining theater still puts on regular performances using the original stage machinery.

Skansen Open Air Museum

Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world. Here you can admire old Sweden in miniature as well as the animals from the Stockholm Zoo.

Going out on Södermalm

Stockholm consists of 14 islands. One of them is Södermalm. Here you will find some cool restaurants and bars around Medborgarplatsen. If you fancy Mexican food, we can recommend “La Neta”! If you prefer a coffee, then head to Acne Studios. You'll find some good cafés all around!

Djurgården Island

Djurgården is the museum island of Stockholm, so to speak. Many museums are located directly in the park on Djurgårdsvägen, so you can easily take a stroll through the park. Or are you looking for something more exciting? Then the island is also the right place for you. Djurgården is home to the Gröna Lund amusement park and the Stockholm Circus.

Special tip: Roof-top hiking

Would you like to experience Stockholm from a different perspective? Then take a guided tour over the rooftops of Stockholm and experience the city like Karlsson from the roof! You can find out more here.

The archipelago

The archipelago consists of around 30,000 islands that stretch out into the Baltic Sea about 80 km east of the city center. You can either take a boat tour through the garden or simply enjoy a day on the beach on one of the islands.

Stora Sand on Nåttarö

The island with the largest sandy beach in Stockholm is home to a cave called Drottninggrottan, which served as a hiding place for Queen Maria Eleonora in the early 1600s when she fled from the government after the death of her husband.

I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.